Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 5/7/24

Tampa Bay Rays (17-18) vs Chicago White Sox (8-26)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Zach Eflin (1-4) (4.17) vs Michael Soroka (0-3) (6.48)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -263 / Chicago White Sox +218 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays meet Tuesday in MLB action from Tropicana Field. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Chicago White Sox recent form and player performance

• The Tampa Bay Rays recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Chicago White Sox

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Tampa Bay Rays

• Recent betting trends in games played between the White Sox and Rays

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the White Sox vs Rays game

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The White Sox played the St. Louis Cardinals in their weekend series. Chicago took a 3-0 loss in the Friday matchup of that set, but came back for wins 6-5 and 5-1 in the weekend games. On Monday versus the Rays, the White Sox took a rough 8-2 loss. Mike Clevinger left after 2.0 innings, three earned runs, six hits and four walks.

In the starting pitcher role for the White Sox on Tuesday it’ll be Michael Soroka. This year in his seven starts Soroka is 0-3 with a 6.48 ERA and 16 Ks in 33.1 innings. Soroka is 17-11 with a 3.70 career ERA in 51 games (50 starts).

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

Over on the Rays’ side, they played the New York Mets in their weekend series. Tampa Bay did well in that set, taking the three-game sweep with wins 10-8, 3-1 and 7-6. On Monday versus the Sox, the Rays scored three runs in both the second and fifth innings. Tyler Alexander went 4.0 innings in the starting role with two earned on four hits and a walk.

It’ll be Zach Eflin in the starting pitcher role for the Rays on Tuesday. So far this year Eflin is 1-4 with a 4.17 ERA in seven games. He’s got 36 Ks in 41.0 frames total. Eflin has a career record of 53-57 with a 4.27 ERA in 165 games (153 starts). The Rays will face the Yankees following this series.

White Sox vs Rays Injury Notes

White Sox 2B Nicky Lopez was out of the lineup Sunday due to adductor Soreness.

Rays RP Colin Poche (back) threw on flat ground Sunday and was expected to throw a bullpen session on Monday.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Randy Arozarena has hit a home run in three of the Rays' last five home games.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded an RBI in each of the Rays' last four home games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Harold Ramirez has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight home appearances against the White Sox.
  • Josh Lowe has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Zach Eflin has recorded a win in four of his last five home appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rays' last nine home games.
  • Randy Arozarena has recorded a Double in three of the Rays' last four home games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Caballero ranks T2nd in the league in Steals (14) this season.

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tommy Pham has hit a home run in each of the White Sox's last two games against AL opponents.
  • Eloy Jimenez has recorded an RBI in three of the White Sox's last four road games against the Rays.
  • Tommy Pham has scored a run in each of the White Sox's last four games against the Rays.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 Tuesday appearances.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 12 Tuesday appearances.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 Tuesday appearances.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank T3rd in the league for steals this season (45).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are one of only 3 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both steals and batting average this season.
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for runs scored this season (102).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for RBI's this season (93).

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

I’ll stay with the Rays. Eflin needs to have a better start this time, though. Over his last pair Eflin is 0-2 with a combined seven earned on 15 hits and two walks in 11.2 innings. As for Soroka, he’s given up four earned in 9.1 innings on seven hits and four walks over his last two games. Soroka didn’t factor in the decision for either of those, though.

On Monday the Rays bagged 13 team hits and had a very productive evening on offense overall. Harold Ramirez had a great day with four hits, three runs and an RBI, while Jonny DeLuca had two hits with four RBI and a homer. I like Tampa Bay to keep it going on Tuesday, but the line's probably a bit too thick to mess with. 

Andrew’s Pick Tampa Bay Rays -263

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